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Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Auchincloss, Daniel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Con...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Philip Jon...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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Vladimir Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca / Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrell, Fistoulari, Solti, Kondrashin et al.  [Limited Edition]
Vladimir Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca / Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrell, Fistoulari, Solti, Kondrashin et al. [Limited Edition]

50 CD / Decca / 2013-04-02

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Ashkenazy, Vovka; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Belkin, Boris; Brymer, Jack [Clarinet]; Cash, Teresa [Soprano Vocal]; Civil, Alan; Cohen, Franklin; Cooke, Terry; Corkhill...
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill; Fistoulari, Anatole; Maazel, Lorin; Segal, Uri; Zinman, David; Kertész, István; Previn, Andre; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Barenboim, Daniel; Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Solt...

Decca Classics releases Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca on April 2, 2013, a limited edition box-set comprised of 50 CDs to celebrate the labels remarkable...continue...
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Pierre Boulez Conducts Stravinsky
Pierre Boulez Conducts Stravinsky

6 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-04-10

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Fireworks, Op. 4; Etudes (4) for orchestra; Pétrouchka; Le sacre du printemps; Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3; Le...
Performers: Arrignon, Michel; Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Causse, Gerard [Viola]; Damiens, Alain; Murray, Ann; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Ensemble InterContemporain

This 6-CD set gathers together for the first time all of Pierre Boulez's Stravinsky recordings on Deutsche Grammophon. It includes the three great "Russian" ballets:...continue...
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Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Frank Bridge: The Sea, suite for orchestra; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 versi...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barker, Cheryl; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Eckhoff, Herbert; Elms, Roderick; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Voca...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Welsh Symphony; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Orchestra; R...

The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and...continue...
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Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich
Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2009-09-29

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (as used in the film "Testimony") (as used in the film "Testimony"); Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102; Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year...
Performers: Horigome, Yuzuko; Shelley, Howard; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Barshai, Rudolf
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

"Testimony is one of those comparatively rare events nowadays - a real piece of cinema. Palmer's prowess as an editor, his knack of juxtaposing image...continue...
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At The Haunted End Of The Day: Tony Palmer's Film About William Walton [DVD]
At The Haunted End Of The Day: Tony Palmer's Film About William Walton [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Tony Palmer Films / 2009-06-02

Works: William Walton: Various Works
Performers: Bream, Julian; Brown, Iona; de Sautoy, Carmen; Kenny, Yvonne; Kirshbaum, Ralph; Menuhin, Yehudi; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Rattle, Simon
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Few composers have been more loved in their lifetime than William Walton. His capacity to astonish and profoundly move us remains undiminished. This Italia prize-winning...continue...
Run Time: 99 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, B&W
Sound Format(s): Digital Stereo,
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André Previn - The Great Recordings - The LSO Years 1971-1980
André Previn - The Great Recordings - The LSO Years 1971-1980

10 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-05-19

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie; Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Images for Orchestra; Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony ...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; English, Gerald; Haendel, Ida; Lloyd, Peter [Flute]; Loriod, Jeanne; Previn, Andre [Conductor/P...
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

On April 6, 2009 the musical world celebrated the 80th birthday of one of the most versatile musicians, Andre Previn. Born in Berlin but based...continue...
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Lutyens: Quincunx, etc; Bedford: Music for Albion Moonlight / Del MAr, et al
Lutyens: Quincunx, etc; Bedford: Music for Albion Moonlight / Del MAr, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-07-08

Works: Elisabeth Lutyens: Quincunx, for baritone, soprano & orchestra (after Sir Thomas Browne), Op. 44; And Suddenly it's Evening, for tenor & chamber ensemble, Op. 66; David Bedford: Music for Albion Moon...
Performers: Handt, Herbert; Manning, Jane; Nendick, Josephine; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: del Mar, Norman; Carewe, John
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4
Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4

7 CD / Decca / 2007-02-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13; Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Cantata misericordium, for tenor, bar...
Performers: Blyth, Denis; Britten, Benjamin; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Ellis, Osian; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Katchen, Julius [Piano]; Lubotsky, Mark; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Peter, Sir ...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin

This is the fourth volume in the Collector Editions series, devoted to the music of English composer Benjamin Britten. It features authoritative performances by the...continue...
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Bliss conducts Bliss: Mêlee Fantasque, Rout, Adam Zero, etc
Bliss conducts Bliss: Mêlee Fantasque, Rout, Adam Zero, etc

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-09-20

Works: Arthur Bliss: Melée Fantasque, for orchestra, Op. 22, F. 199; Rout, for soprano & orchestra, F. 162b; Adam Zero, ballet suite for orchestra (9), Op. 67c, F. 1c; Hymn to Apollo, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John; Woodland, Rae
Conductors: Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Priestman, Brian; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra Wind & Brass Ensemble

In the late 1920's Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) was probably the most talked about composer in England, a certainly the most widely performed abroad. This CD...continue...
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LYTA 225
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2006-05-30

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
Performers: Cleobury, Stephen [Organ/Conductor]; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Palmer, Felicity; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Guest, George; Hickox, Richard
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ELOQ 467456
Britten: Song Cycles
Britten: Song Cycles

1 CD / Eloquence Australia / 2006-05-23

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Winter Words, Op. 52; On this Island, Op. 11; Who are these Children?, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 84; Tit for Tat; Hen...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John

The names of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears are forever linked by their personal and creative partnership. Composer and interpreter have rarely enjoyed so long-standing...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1

8 CD / Decca / 2004-10-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Peter Grimes
Performers: Amit, Sheila; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bowman, David; Brannigan, Owen; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Cantelo, April; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Douglas, N...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

These recordings of four of Britten's operas conducted by the composer are all classics. Owen Wingrave remains unique as an audio recording and this reissue...continue...
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Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox, etc
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox, etc

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2003-04-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

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Drawing on a disciplined and dedicated response from his London Symphony forces, Hickox masterminds a stirring display (ideally balanced by the Couzens production team) that...continue...
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britten: the rape of lucretia
britten: the rape of lucretia

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2003-04-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Drake, Bryan; Harper, Heather; Hill, Jenny; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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DECI 425666
Eloquence - Orff: Carmina Burana / Dorati, Burrowes, et al
Eloquence - Orff: Carmina Burana / Dorati, Burrowes, et al

1 CD / Decca Imports / 2001-03-27

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana
Performers: Burrowes, Norma; Devos, Louis; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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DECI 467402
Lutoslawski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Salonen, Los Angeles PO
Lutoslawski: Symphonies 3 & 4, etc / Salonen, Los Angeles PO

1 CD / Sony Classical / 1994-10-04

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Symphony no 4; Les espaces du sommeil, for baritone & orchestra; Symphony no 3
Performers: Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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Walton: The Bear / Hickox, Northern Sinfonia
Walton: The Bear / Hickox, Northern Sinfonia

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1993-11-01

Works: William Walton: The Bear, extravaganza
Performers: Jones, Della; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
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Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox
Britten: War Requiem, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1991-08-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1990-03-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals];...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
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Britten: Death in Venice
Britten: Death in Venice

1 CD / Decca Imports / 1990-02-07

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Jones, Keith; Pears, Peter, Sir; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart

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In his insert-notes, Christopher Palmer has pertinent things to say about the sexual climate of Britten's last opera, Death in Venice; but...continue...
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Britten: Billy Budd / Britten, London SO
Britten: Billy Budd / Britten, London SO

3 CD / Decca Imports / 1989-05-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35; Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74; Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Bowman, David; Bowman, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Brannigan, Owen; Britten, Benjamin; Bryn-Jones, Delme; Bush, Henry [Baritone Vocal]; Coleby, Geoffrey; Dempsey, Gregory; Drake, Bryan; Fischer-Dieskau, Di...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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